Yes, it’s time for another Microsoft rant. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know that these rants are usually quite justified (unlike some others I’ve read).
How long should it take to create an e-mail template? Go ahead, take a guess. Five minutes? Ten minutes? Twenty?
Try 45 solid minutes!
Before I sat down, I thought to myself, “Self, how hard can it be to create a template in Outlook 2000? Sure, it’s older software, but it’s Microsoft, right? Made for the average computer user.”
Whatever. I gave up and had to just copy and paste my layout into a new e-mail. I suppose I’ll have to do this each time I need to use this particular design. Very frustrating. It seems that the deeper into Outlook you dig, the worse the user interface gets and the less things make sense. I found some VERY wacky things in there under the templating and forms menus. Quite frightening.
This makes me want to switch to a different e-mail client. Any suggestions?